Volkswagen is developing electric car the size of the Polo


A Volkswagen works on the design of a new 100% electric car to meet a future demand for cheap models in Europe, caused by stricter environmental legislation. The information was revealed by the agency Reuters, which had access to the German automaker’s plans.

The future model powered only by batteries will have the size of the Polo, that is, the standards of a compact model in Brazil, and should cost between 20 thousand and 25 thousand euros – about R $ 128 thousand and R $ 160 thousand in a simple conversion . This will make it a smaller car than the pioneer ID.3, which was launched in Europe in September.

With 4.26 m in length, 1.8 mi in width and 2.77 m between tracks, the ID.3 resembles a Golf, but it is much more expensive. While the 8th generation of the average hatch has prices starting at 19,880 euros, the electric does not come out for less than 34 thousand euros.

According to Reuters, the new project is internally called “Small BEV” (Battery Electic Vehicle). This is a reaction to the tightening of restrictions on vehicles with combustion engines. The United Kingdom, for example, should ban the sale of these models from 2030.

The automaker even revised its projection for sales of electric vehicles in the European Union from 40% to 60% within a decade. The Germans’ goal is to produce 1.5 million electric cars in 2025, which may include the unprecedented model.

Volkswagen ID.3 2021
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New family of trams

To achieve the goal, Volks created an unprecedented platform for electric vehicles, MEB, which gave rise not only to ID.3 but also to the SUV ID.4, after showing several concepts in recent years. The list of members of this family is expected to increase in the future, with the addition of crossovers and family models, speculates the European media.

In Brazil, which does not have favorable legislation for electric vehicles and yet a modest infrastructure for recharging, the arrival of ID models is still uncertain.

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